The former editor of this site argues that it was the use of disability cuts to fund tax breaks for the better off which pushed Duncan Smith over the line.
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Crabb. A Remainer. A social justice Tory. And now, as he replaces Duncan Smith, a possible leadership contender
Alongside his ally Ruth Davidson, single-mum-and-council-house-raised Crabb is also part of a new generation of blue collar Tories.
This zinger of a departure is about social justice as well as EU membership – and his farewell letter is a missile aimed at Osborne’s character and conduct.
“I am puzzled and disappointed that you have chosen to resign.”
I am unable to watch passively…fiscal self imposed restraints that I believe are more and more perceived as distinctly political rather than in the national economic interest.”
The ‘ask’ of the WASPI campaign is astronomically expensive, and open to legal challenge on equality grounds by men. Better to be honest about it.
Iain Duncan Smith: How this Government is helping to reform schools, get people into work – and boost life chances
The Prime Minister’s speech yesterday was a reminder that while Labour are obsessed by transfering income our focus instead is on improving lives.
The Autumn Statement and Spending Review were far too interventionist.
By helping in-work tax credits claimants work just an hour a day more…the savings to the Exchequer would come to a staggering £4.1 billion.
No surveillance on the scale proposed. But politicians should lead on terror warrants. The Investigatory Powers Bill.
We agonise about how much oversight the state should have over us. But government is only going where others can also go, and often do.
These proposals recommend a single, national rate of Government pension matching contribution for money purchase schemes.
“We know that nearly 70 per cent of people on it genuinely want to work.”
The support on offer must be value for money for the taxpayer – not to mention valuable for the parents and children who will actually use it.
The Government has already doubled funding for relationship support, and help during early years is bound to be in the agenda.
Graham Allen MP: Early intervention is essential to help families break the cycle of harmful social problems
In this fourth part of ConHome’s series, the Labour MP, co-author with Iain Duncan Smith and enthusiast for early intervention urges all parties to support the approach.